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robertBny 12-12-2011 12:44 PM

Squirrels
 
Hey guys. I have a warehouse with an upstairs storage area and I seem to have been invaded with a squirrel(s). He is entering the building at night and living inside. The question I have is should I be worried about being attacked (especially if it makes babies) and what are your tips for removal. I know where he enters the building because I observed this one day. If I seal this area will he still try and enter from a new location? Thnx

joecaption 12-12-2011 12:47 PM

Poor excuse for not repairing where there getting in. Rabies, chewing the wiring, chewing on your stored stuff, time for them to go.

chrisn 12-12-2011 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by robertBny (Post 792095)
Hey guys. I have a warehouse with an upstairs storage area and I seem to have been invaded with a squirrel(s). He is entering the building at night and living inside. The question I have is should I be worried about being attacked (especially if it makes babies) and what are your tips for removal. I know where he enters the building because I observed this one day. If I seal this area will he still try and enter from a new location? Thnx

you mean like this?

Jay 78 12-12-2011 05:24 PM

I recommend a well-placed BB.

Also, I'm told squirrel meat makes a tasty stew....

robertBny 12-12-2011 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 792300)
you mean like this?

hahaha that is exactly how i was picturing him!

chrisn 12-13-2011 03:30 AM

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Could be this guy

josall 12-13-2011 03:26 PM

Use a Trap with peanutbutter and bird seed. http://www.havahart.com/store/live-animal-traps/0745

Bondo 12-13-2011 03:33 PM

Ayuh,.... Put out some D-con rat baits,...

And fix yer building...

user1007 12-14-2011 02:33 AM

He or she is probably not alone. Once squirrels get in the habit of visiting it is hard to get them to leave. Unlikely you would get bit or rabies but they can do a lot of damage. Every year in Central Illinois where they were brought in---with no predators---to beautify the UofI campus they do in 20 or more car wiring harnesses.

I had a trapper get rid of those in my attic and then repaired all the ingress and egress points. They would scury along the gutters and chew another way in. The last time I dealt with them I called an exterminator who came out and sprayed the attic with "Essence of Fox" or something. It was odorless as far as I could tell but the little critters could not get out fast enough. Again I repaired all the in/out points. I never talked with new owners so do not know how long it lasted.

Don't waste your money on spray foam for the repairs. Do them right with new wood and even mesh or flashing if you have to. They will chew right the foam patches.

And D-Con or similar poisons may work but the things will bloat up and then rot in your attic. This can be unpleasant smelling and it kind of gets to you when you pull a ceiling tile and a dead, shriveled up one falls on your head or into your paint bucket.

chrisn 12-14-2011 02:46 AM

[quote=sdsester;793599]He or she is probably not alone. Once squirrels get in the habit of visiting it is hard to get them to leave. Unlikely you would get bit or rabies but they can do a lot of damage. Every year in Central Illinois where they were brought in---with no predators---to beautify the UofI campus they do in 20 or more car wiring harnesses.

I had a trapper get rid of those in my attic and then repaired all the ingress and egress points. They would scury along the gutters and chew another way in. The last time I dealt with them I called an exterminator who came out and sprayed the attic with "Essence of Fox" or something. It was odorless as far as I could tell but the little critters could not get out fast enough. Again I repaired all the in/out points. I never talked with new owners so do not know how long it lasted.

Don't waste your money on spray foam for the repairs. Do them right with new wood and even mesh or flashing if you have to. They will chew right the foam patches.

And D-Con or similar poisons may work but the things will bloat up and then rot in your attic. This can be unpleasant smelling and it kind of gets to you when you pull a ceiling tile and a dead, shriveled up one falls on your head or into your paint bucket.[/quote]


I have always found that annoying:laughing:

Red Squirrel 12-14-2011 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 793599)
He or she is probably not alone. Once squirrels get in the habit of visiting it is hard to get them to leave. Unlikely you would get bit or rabies but they can do a lot of damage. Every year in Central Illinois where they were brought in---with no predators---to beautify the UofI campus they do in 20 or more car wiring harnesses.

I had a trapper get rid of those in my attic and then repaired all the ingress and egress points. They would scury along the gutters and chew another way in. The last time I dealt with them I called an exterminator who came out and sprayed the attic with "Essence of Fox" or something. It was odorless as far as I could tell but the little critters could not get out fast enough. Again I repaired all the in/out points. I never talked with new owners so do not know how long it lasted.

Don't waste your money on spray foam for the repairs. Do them right with new wood and even mesh or flashing if you have to. They will chew right the foam patches.

And D-Con or similar poisons may work but the things will bloat up and then rot in your attic. This can be unpleasant smelling and it kind of gets to you when you pull a ceiling tile and a dead, shriveled up one falls on your head or into your paint bucket.[/quote]


I have always found that annoying:laughing:

I totally pictured it happening and started to laugh. :laughing:

*pull tile, falls out*
"Ahhh!! wtf?" *splat in the paint*
"Ahhhhhhhh, damnit"
*slowly pulling it out of paint can by the tail holding it with two fingers*

raylo32 12-15-2011 05:10 AM

Put one of these squirrel launchers somewhere that he will notice when he comes and goes:

https://www.google.com/search?source...338l5.8.3l16l0

Jay 78 12-15-2011 05:26 AM

Animal cruelty is not cool, man. :mad:

raylo32 12-15-2011 08:12 AM

I agree totally. I think many/most of the squirrels in these "walked away" from the experiences chastened but unharmed. More humane to use the Have-a hart trap... but not as entertaining.

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Animal cruelty is not cool, man. :mad:


housegsx 12-15-2011 09:04 AM

My new home is FULL of half eaten walnut shells in the attic and walls. The neighbor told me he used to trap squirrels in the attic for the old lady all the time. Fortunately it looks like they had enough walnuts to eat that they didn't disturb anything else. I'll be cutting back the trees from the house in the spring.


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